5 days in Gatlinburg, South Carolina & Georgia Itinerary

5 days in Gatlinburg, South Carolina & Georgia Itinerary

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Fly
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Fly
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 1 night
Drive

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the long history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip site.

Orlando to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get much colder in Gatlinburg: highs are around 53°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sullivan's Island Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at St John’s Lutheran Church. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Charleston trip planner.

Fly from Gatlinburg to Charleston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, Charleston is a bit warmer than Gatlinburg - with highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

1
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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah journey builder app.

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Savannah are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

South Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.